Three new Directors join the European Space Agency’s Executive Board

ESA As of today, ESA has appointed three new Directors - for Commercialisation, Industry and Procurement, Earth Observation Programmes and Navigation. The new Directors were appointed by ESA Council at its meeting on 21 October; they will support the Director General with responsibility for activities and overall objectives in their respective directorates. Director of Commercialisation, Read More

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Exploration Mission for NASA

Two launches from two coasts within three weeks in partnership with NASA LSP Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla., (Oct. 16, 2021) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Lucy mission for NASA lifted off on Oct. 16 at 5:34 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Read More

First Look NASA’s Lucy Satellite On The Launch Pad With ULA’s Atlas V 401 Rocket!

Everything is proceeding for a historic launch on Saturday morning 10-16-21 at 05:34 AM EDT or 9:34 UTC for the 100th launch from SLC-41 on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V 401 rocket is the workhorse of the Atlas V fleet with 39 total launches to date in this configuration of Read More

ESA -A first for search and rescue from space

Between September 1982 and December 2020, at least 51 512 people were rescued on land and at sea with help from a network of Earth-orbiting satellites able to detect and locate emergency distress beacons. ESA’s OPS-SAT Space Lab recently demonstrated that by processing data from these beacons in space, instead of on Earth as currently Read More

ULA Atlas V Lucy Mission Set to Launch Oct. 16

Everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the Lucy mission for NASA. The mission is planned to lift off on Sat., Oct. 16 at 5:34 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Today’s forecast shows a 90 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. Read More

ENAIRE managed over 147,000 flights in September, just 27% less than in 2019

Month by month, the trend continues as air traffic recovers to pre-pandemic levels. ENAIRE managed over 147,000 flights in September (147,221), which is just 27.6% below the average for the entire network for the same month in 2019, the baseline year for data comparisons, since traffic in 2020 fell to very low levels as a Read More

ESA welcomes Webb in French Guiana for launch on Ariane 5

The James Webb Space Telescope has arrived safely at Pariacabo harbour in French Guiana. ESA in close collaboration with NASA will now prepare this once in a generation mission for its launch on Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport this December. The James Webb Space Telescope has arrived safely at Pariacabo harbour in French Guiana Few Read More

La Palma volcano: How satellites help us monitor eruptions

Applications Since the Cumbre Vieja volcano began erupting on 19 September 2021, lava has burned through homes, roads and farmlands causing mass destruction on the west part of the Canary Island of La Palma. Satellite imagery has helped authorities monitor and manage the ongoing crisis. From capturing images of the rivers of lava, to measuring Read More